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Waikanae, New Zealand

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December 31, 2018 - January 12, 2019 2 weeks

Single storey , 2 bedroom +study house in Waikanae

Our home is situated in the quiet coastal town of Waikanae, on west coast of the lower North Island. Our home sleeps 4 plus single folding bed which can be set up in the study if required. The open plan dining and lounge area open onto large patio with dining table, BBQ and comfortable seating to relax in. The garden is surrounded by high fencing and shrubbery which affords great privacy.
The train station is located less than 10 mins walk from our house and trains run half-hourly weekdays into Wellington, our capital city. The journey takes one hour.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 0 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • retired
  • retired

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 1
  • Environment: By the sea
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 5

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed
  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Exchange Types

  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Guitar

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • BBQ
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 1

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Ireland
  • England, UK
  • Australia
  • United States

Spoken Languages

  • English

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Welington - 54kms

  • golfing Waikanae golf club (2.7 km)
  • shopping New World and Countdown (1.0 km)
  • forest Hemi Matenga Park (2.2 km)
  • river Waikanae River (1.6 km)
  • boating Waikanae Boat Club (4.3 km)
  • sea Tasman Sea (4.1 km)
  • beach Waikanae Beach (4.1 km)

Waikanae is a small coastal town just 50 mins drive or 1 hour train journey from Wellington, our capital city. Situated on the West coast we get lovely warm summers and mild winters. Waikanae has its own boat, golf and croquet clubs. The bigger town of Paraparaumu is nearby and also has it's own clubs. It also has a small privately owned airport and shopping mall with cinemas. Waikanae has a boutique cinema/cafe and small shopping area with cafes less than 10 mins walk from our home. Beautiful, quiet beach is only 5-10 mins drive away. Lots of lovely scenic and varied walks locally.
The bird conservation and wildlife reserve of Kapiti Island is just a 20 min boat trip from nearby Paraparaumu. There are organised guided day and overnight trips to the island.
Ski fields are a 5 hour drive North of us near Lake Taupo in the centre of the North Island. Here you'll also find the Hot Pools and Geysers and Maori Culture Shows.
A Ferry runs 4 times daily from Wellington to the South Island, a 3.5hrs trip with great scenery and views of the Sounds before reaching Picton (South Island). More skiing and great scenery to be had there.
Two hours drive takes you over the Rimutaka hills and into the Wairarapa region where there are numerous wineries,cafes and olive groves to explore.
The 2 week World of Wearable Arts show is held in Wellington around September/October. This is an annual Art and Fashion event taking Art off the wall , to adorn the body in Wildly Wonderful ways. The Modern Museum Of Te Papa which is a must see is also in the Capital..

Occupation

  • retired
  • retired

Children

  • We do not have children.

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

Lifestyle

Our lifestyle centres around our family and friends. We have, over the years, travelled to most of the North Island for holidays and intend to spend a few months exploring the South Island now that I've retired. Seeing some of Australia is also on the cards.

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